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7 Change Tracking

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This section identifies changes that were made to the [MS-PST] protocol document between the February 2014 and April 2014 releases. Changes are classified as New, Major, Minor, Editorial, or No change.

The revision class New means that a new document is being released.

The revision class Major means that the technical content in the document was significantly revised. Major changes affect protocol interoperability or implementation. Examples of major changes are:

  • A document revision that incorporates changes to interoperability requirements or functionality.

  • The removal of a document from the documentation set.

The revision class Minor means that the meaning of the technical content was clarified. Minor changes do not affect protocol interoperability or implementation. Examples of minor changes are updates to clarify ambiguity at the sentence, paragraph, or table level.

The revision class Editorial means that the formatting in the technical content was changed. Editorial changes apply to grammatical, formatting, and style issues.

The revision class No change means that no new technical changes were introduced. Minor editorial and formatting changes may have been made, but the technical content of the document is identical to the last released version.

Major and minor changes can be described further using the following change types:

  • New content added.

  • Content updated.

  • Content removed.

  • New product behavior note added.

  • Product behavior note updated.

  • Product behavior note removed.

  • New protocol syntax added.

  • Protocol syntax updated.

  • Protocol syntax removed.

  • New content added due to protocol revision.

  • Content updated due to protocol revision.

  • Content removed due to protocol revision.

  • New protocol syntax added due to protocol revision.

  • Protocol syntax updated due to protocol revision.

  • Protocol syntax removed due to protocol revision.

  • Obsolete document removed.

Editorial changes are always classified with the change type Editorially updated.

Some important terms used in the change type descriptions are defined as follows:

  • Protocol syntax refers to data elements (such as packets, structures, enumerations, and methods) as well as interfaces.

  • Protocol revision refers to changes made to a protocol that affect the bits that are sent over the wire.

The changes made to this document are listed in the following table. For more information, please contact dochelp@microsoft.com.

Section

Tracking number (if applicable)
and description

Major
change
(Y or N)

Change type

1.3.2.1.3
Initial Free Map (FMap) and Free Page Map (FPMap)

Updated the product names listed in the product behavior note.

N

Product behavior note updated.

1.3.2.6
Data Section

Changed the section "1.3.1" into "1.3.2".

N

Content updated.

1.3.2.7
Free Map (FMap)

Changed the section "1.3.1" into "1.3.2".

N

Content updated.

1.3.2.8
Free Page Maps (FPMap)

Changed the section "1.3.1" into "1.3.2".

N

Content updated.

2.1.2
Properties

Removed the three Property tags PidTagPstBodyPrefix, PidTagPstLrNoRestrictions and PidTagLatestPstEnsure.

N

Content updated.

2.2.1.2
ANSI Versus Unicode

Added Outlook 2013 behavior about ANSI and Unicode PST files.

N

Product behavior note updated.

2.2.2.5
ROOT

Added Outlook 2013 behavior.

N

Product behavior note updated.

2.2.2.6
HEADER

Changed "CRCPartial" into "dwCRCPartial".

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.6
HEADER

Removed "ullReserved" and "dwReserved" form HEADER structure Unicode file format.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.6
HEADER

Update notes to specify the Outlook 2013 behavior.

N

Product behavior note updated.

2.2.2.7.1
PAGETRAILER

Added the description for dwCRC (4 bytes).

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.2
AMap (Allocation Map) Page

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.3
PMap (Page Map) Page

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.4
Density List (DList)

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.6.1
FPMAPPAGE

Removed ";ANSI: 12 bytes" for FPMAPPAGE.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.6.1
FPMAPPAGE

Changed "rgbFMapBits (496 bytes)" into "rgbFPMapBits (496 bytes)".

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.7.7.1
BTPAGE

Clarified that the length of rgentries is 488 bytes for Unicode, and 496 bytes for ANSI.

Y

Content updated.

2.2.2.8
Blocks

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.8.1
BLOCKTRAILER

Added the description for "dwCRC".

N

Content updated.

2.2.2.8.3.1
Data Blocks

Highlighted "binary large object (BLOB)” as a term for Data Blocks.

N

Content updated.

2.3.3.4
Multi-Valued Properties

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.3.4
Table Context (TC)

Removed the word "typically".

N

Content updated.

2.3.4
Table Context (TC)

Removed the word "usually" .

N

Content updated.

2.3.4
Table Context (TC)

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.3.4
Table Context (TC)

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.3.4.3
The RowIndex

Removed the word "typically".

N

Content updated.

2.3.4.4.3
Cell Existence Test

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.1
Special Internal NIDs

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.2.2
Named Properties

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.3
Message Store

Changed section "2.3.1" into "2.4.1".

N

Content updated.

2.4.3.1
Minimum Set of Required Properties

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.4.2
Folder Template Tables

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.4.4.3
Data Duplication and Coherency Maintenance

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.4.4.6.1
FAI Contents Table Template

Added alternate name PidTagMessageClass_W description for PidTagMessageClass property for FAI Contents Table Template .

N

Content updated.

2.4.4.6.1
FAI Contents Table Template

Added alternate name PidTagDisplayName_W description for PidTagDisplayName property for FAI Contents Table Template.

N

Content updated.

2.4.4.6.1
FAI Contents Table Template

Added alternate name PidTagOfflineAddressBookName_W description for PidTagOfflineAddressBookName.

N

Content updated.

2.4.5
Message Objects

Changed "NIT_TYPE_ATTACHMENT" into "NID_TYPE_ATTACHMENT".

N

Content updated.

2.4.5
Message Objects

Changed "NIT_TYPE_ATTACHMENT" into "NID_TYPE_ATTACHMENT".

N

Content updated.

2.4.5
Message Objects

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.5.3
Recipient Table

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.5.3.1
Recipient Table Template

Added alternate name PidTagDisplayName_W description for PidTagDisplayName property for Recipient Table Template.

N

Content updated.

2.4.6.2
Attachment Object PC

Removed the word "usually".

N

Content removed.

2.4.6.2.2
Attachment Data

Removed the word "typically".

N

Content updated.

2.4.7.5
Hash Table

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.1.1
SUD Structure

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.1.1
SUD Structure

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.2.5
SUD_SRCH_ADD / SUD_SRCH_DEL Structure

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.2.6
SUD_SRCH_MOD Structure

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.3
Basic Queue Node

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.4.1
Search Management Queue (SMQ)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.4.1
Search Management Queue (SMQ)

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.4.2
Search Activity List (SAL)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.4.2
Search Activity List (SAL)

Updated the note for the Search Activity List to specify the Outlook 2013's behavior.

N

Product behavior note updated.

2.4.8.6
Search Folder Objects

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.6.1
Search Folder Object (SF)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.6.2
Search Folder Object Contents Table (SFCT)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.6.3
Search Update Queue (SUQ)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.4.8.6.4
Search Criteria Object (SCO)

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

2.5.3.1
Behavior Descriptors for Get Operations

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.1.1
Allocating Space from the PST

Removed the word "where appropriate.",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.1.4
Creating a Page

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.1.5
Creating a Block

Removed the word "where appropriate.",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.2.3
Modifying Node Data

Removed word "always" form the normative section.

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.2.6
Deleting a Subnode

Removed the word "appropriat",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.3.4
Backfilling

Updated the note for backfilling to specify the Outlook 2013's behavior.

N

Product behavior note updated.

2.6.1.3.5
Internal Fragmentation and Locality of Reference

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.6.1.3.7
Crash Recovery and AMap Rebuilding

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.6.2.4.4
Adding a Column

Changed the section "32.6.2.4.1" into "2.6.2.4.1".

N

Content updated.

2.6.2.4.4
Adding a Column

Removed the word "appropriate",

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.2.2
Modifying Properties of a Folder Object

Added the links for the needed sections.

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.2.6
Adding a Message Object

Changed "32.6.1.2.2" into "2.6.1.2.2".

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.3.3
Adding a Recipient

Removed the word "as appropriate.",

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.3.5
Adding an Attachment Object

Removed the word "as appropriate.",

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.3.7
Deleting a Recipient

Updated the actions for "Required" of Deleting a Recipient.

N

Content updated.

2.6.3.3.8
Deleting an Attachment Object

Removed the word "as appropriate.",

N

Content updated.

2.7.1
Mandatory Nodes

Changed the highlight part of "object" into "Folder object".

N

Content updated.

3.2
Sample Header

Changed "rgbReserved[2]" into "rgbReserved".

N

Content updated.

3.2
Sample Header

Changed "ibAMapFree" into "cbAMapFree".

N

Content updated.

3.3
Sample Intermediate BT Page

Changed section "2.2.2.7.1" into "2.2.2.7.2".

N

Content updated.

3.7
Sample SLBLOCK

Changed the section "2.2.2.8.3.3.1.1" into "2.2.2.8.3.3.1".

N

Content updated.

3.10
Sample Message Store

Changed "PtypBinary" into "PtypString".

N

Content updated.

3.10
Sample Message Store

Removed the three Property tags PidTagPstBodyPrefix, PidTagPstLrNoRestrictions and PidTagLatestPstEnsure.

N

Content updated.

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